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Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc with cruise line passengers and destinations

Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc with cruise line passengers and destinations Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since September 9, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.37% the S&P500. "Unfortunately, these ships are not in a physical location where they could make a run to the Caribbean without sailing into the storm". [Full Article...]

Antonio Brown's big day helps Steelers beat Browns, 21-18

Browns will send rookie DeShone Kizer as the starting quarterback on Sunday and now head coach Hue Jackson has named second-year player Kevin Hogan as the backup QB. But the Browns couldn't stop Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown , who made a leaping catch in traffic for 38 yards with 2:26 left to seal Pittsburgh's win. [Full Article...]

Mexico quake cripples buildings, leaves Juchitán's 'Palacio Municipal' in rubble

Mexico quake cripples buildings, leaves Juchitán's 'Palacio Municipal' in rubble The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center advised that waves could reach the coasts of Guatemala , Panama, El Salvador , Costa Rica, and Hondurasalthough it noted the waves are considered non-damaging. The U.S. Geological Survey puts both at 8.1 while, though the Mexican seismologists calculate them at 8.2. Luis Felipe Puente told the Televisa network that 10 had died in Oaxaca state, three in Ch... [Full Article...]

Sitharaman gets Defence, Goyal made Railways Minister

Sitharaman gets Defence, Goyal made Railways Minister According to the reports, Piyush Goyal is slated to be the next railways minister. Pradhan's elevation was backed by the success of some of the key schemes of Modi's government - the "Give It Up" for LPG subsidies and the direct benefit transfer of the PAHAL scheme. [Full Article...]

Trump Sours On Gary Cohn After Charlottesville Criticism

Trump Sours On Gary Cohn After Charlottesville Criticism Two sources reported that Trump remained upset with Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs president, for criticizing his response to the violence sparked by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia, in August. "He doesn't know this, but yes he is", Trump said in July when asked if Cohn was a potential pick. Trump was reportedly furious with Cohn's comments . [Full Article...]

Slovakia's lawsuit against the European Union dismissed

Slovakia's lawsuit against the European Union dismissed In response to the migration crisis in 2015, the European Union adopted a decision to relocate asylum seekers who arrived in Italy and Greece, which were dealing with a massive inflow of migrants. While Hungary and Slovakia have now failed in their legal challenge to the policy, that doesn't fix the political problem. As Deutsche Welle reports , "Only 24,000. [Full Article...]

Records of four million Time Warner Cable customers left unsecured

Records of four million Time Warner Cable customers left unsecured The leaked records records do not represent individual customers, meaning that fewer than 4 millions customers' personal information was revealed. Other databases included the billing addresses, phone numbers and other contact information for hundreds of thousands of Time Warner Cable (TWC) subscribers. [Full Article...]

Raghuram Rajan breaks silence, says he wasn't on board for demonetisation

Raghuram Rajan breaks silence, says he wasn't on board for demonetisation Kaushik Basu, another prominent economist wrote in New York Times, "Demonetization was ostensibly implemented to combat corruption, terrorism financing and inflation". Rajan left the central bank last September after unnerving political leaders with his outspoken nature. He also revealed that RBI even wrote the consequences of what would happen in absence of the adequate planning but the governmen... [Full Article...]

Japanese Princess Mako Gives Up Her Title to Marry College Boyfriend

Japanese Princess Mako Gives Up Her Title to Marry College Boyfriend The loving couple were expressing their delight over their engagement at a news conference at the imperial family's Akasaka Estate in Tokyo on September 3. Both of them was in a long distance relationship while studying overseas, Mako in Britain and Komuro in the USA for one year. They kept in touch after going overseas. [Full Article...]

Secretary of State to hold talks with NI political parties

Secretary of State to hold talks with NI political parties Last week, Sinn Fein rejected Arlene Foster's call for restoring the devolved government. "Whether that be marriage rights, language rights, economic rights or cultural rights", she said. "We have no red lines". "It is the first time that I have ever heard a leader of the DUP commit to legislating for the Irish language". Foster offered to "bring forward legislation to address culture and lang... [Full Article...]

Prince William and Kate expecting third child

The newest tiny royal will be a sibling to four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte - the royal couple's first two children. George and Charlotte have since appeared on the front covers of magazines around the world and traveled on official royal tours of Poland and Germany with their parents. [Full Article...]

Trump and South Korea's Moon pledge more pressure on North Korea

Trump and South Korea's Moon pledge more pressure on North Korea The president said " all options are on the table " in his initial statement Tuesday. North Korean officials told CNN in Pyongyang that Kim was "very satisfied with the performance of the missile". "They have violated every single U.N. Security Council resolution we have had", Haley added. "(North Korea) thinks that by exhibiting their capability, the path to dialogue will open", said Ma... [Full Article...]

Employers Add 156000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Rate Up to 4.4 Percent

Employers Add 156000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Rate Up to 4.4 Percent Manufacturing employment rose a brisk 36,000 jobs, much of that coming in auto manufacturing, a sector in which payrolls can be volatile in the summer as companies retool their plants. economy stood at 7.1 million. Non-farm payroll have increased by an average of 176,000 per month so far this year. Average hourly earnings rose by 3c to $26.39 (£20.34), after rising by 9c in July. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen offers scrappage discounts on polluting diesel vehicles

Volkswagen offers scrappage discounts on polluting diesel vehicles It has the potential to take thousands of old diesels off the road because the VW Group accounts for 25pc of all new-vehicle sales here each year. According to the research by vehicle buying website Carwow, around a third of people (34 per cent) back the idea of a scrappage scheme. [Full Article...]

Texas chemical plant could explode amid Harvey flooding

Texas chemical plant could explode amid Harvey flooding The Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, is going to explode any day now, the CEO of the organic-chemical company said Wednesday . Arkema manufactures organic peroxides at the Crosby plant. The company said that more than 40 inches of rain had already fallen and the site was "heavily flooded" and without electricity since early Sunday morning. [Full Article...]

Excessive carbs-not fats-pose greatest dietary risk

Excessive carbs-not fats-pose greatest dietary risk In light of the findings, lead author Dr Mahshid Dehghan at McMaster University, Canada would like the carbohydrate recommendation reduced. Over the course of about seven years, diets with roughly 35 percent of calories from fats were tied to a lower mortality rate than diets with about 60 percent of calories from carbohydrates. [Full Article...]

Abbott issues second round of updates on St. Jude pacers

Abbott issues second round of updates on St. Jude pacers Still, even though there's not a ton of risk of having your pacemaker hacked in public, the FDA recommends that patients with the device make an appointment with their doctors to get the firmware update. The Merlin Programmer and Merlin@home Transmitter will provide the authorization. This home monitor wirelessly reads and shares data stored on implanted cardiac devices. [Full Article...]

Oil prices dip on refinery shutdown

Oil prices dip on refinery shutdown Contrary to analysts' bullish forecasts before Harvey arrived, the price for West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude dropped almost three percent on Monday and settled at $46.57 - the worst daily performance since July 7. The storm has set a rainfall record for tropical cyclones in Texas, the National Weather Service said. The storm caused the closure of many oil platforms in the Gulf, an... [Full Article...]

Why It Matters That Alexa and Cortana Are Going To Work Together

Why It Matters That Alexa and Cortana Are Going To Work Together Owners of devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system will be able to summon Alexa via Cortana in a similar manner. The two companies are allowing Cortana and Alexa to communicate with each other, thereby leveraging each other's qualities. [Full Article...]

Second-Quarter GDP Growth Hits 3% Pace

Second-Quarter GDP Growth Hits 3% Pace He predicted GDP would grow close to 3% this quarter. A key measure of inflation, the GDP's PCE price index, slowed in the second quarter, to a 1.6 percent annual rate from 2 percent in the first quarter. His first budget, sent to Congress earlier this year, projects growth rates will climb to a sustained annual rate of 3%, a goal that many private economists believe is still too optimistic. [Full Article...]


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